We are witnessing many in authority who do not implement good leadership to protect the public. The great responsibility of any position is to choose the correct actions, no matter how difficult, that maintain order with minimal intrusion into the lives of the people involved. Some might not see the importance of these policies, therefore the person in charge should make convincing arguments that these are the best policies for the good of the mission.
Leadership comes with great dedication and at times, personal sacrifice. The USA has had many great leaders who sacrificed their personal lives for this admirable nation such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and our heroic soldiers who sacrificed to establish and maintain a nation’s stability. Other unsung heroes in many families and communities personally suffered while fighting for the betterment of others.
Presently in the affluent USA there are too many people who are willing to sacrifice their duty for personal gain. This type of corruption has become so commonplace that it is nearly the norm for gaining power. Too many American people have become blasé to this type of corruption which has lowered the esteem that the general public holds for the people in power. This has created cynicism in the average joe concerning our leaders.
Lying has always existed. When a person in any group said one thing one day and the opposite the next, he would be branded as a liar. When it happens to a public figure, something more harmful transpires. Citizens lose faith in the institution and the person who represents it. This understandably creates more skepticism toward people in authority especially in government positions.
In local political positions such as police chiefs, they have to protect the citizens as well as their officers to fulfill their mission of keeping law and order. In Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York and Ferguson mayors and state governors placated BLM/anarchists by allowing them to riot while “defund the Blue Line” was pushed.
The same undermining of teacher’s ability to educate their students has taken place in our educational system. The local community’s power to oversee the children’s education has been replaced by the state and national government. School boards went from community service to influential, political, well-paid positions. Administrative bureaucrats, teacher unions and state/federal directives altered the mission of teacher education to Marxist indoctrination. Large grants were instrumental in transforming our educational system into an institution of propaganda. Our public schools have lost the respect of most parents when they realized what was actually being taught and what was not.
The pundits in the media have sold their souls to advance the radical agenda and enhance their careers. We are seeing an avalanche of critical and factually incorrect anti-conservative narratives. These censored or false stories had a great impact on the election results and influenced the acceptance of anti-patriotic propaganda. Social media cancelling people and censoring information is clearly out of Mao’s Cultural Revolution playbook.
Dr. Anthony Fauci- prominent scientist of the CDC, James Comey- head of the DOJ, Christopher Wray- head of the FBI and Lois Lerner- head of the IRS all lie repeatedly to the American public creating a strong sentiment that government officials have lost all credibility. The underpinning of our government institutions has eroded to a level that our civilization’s future is in jeopardy of continuing as a free Constitutional Republic.
Changing the trajectory of our country is going to require politically involved citizens on all levels of government. Parents speaking truth to power at school board meetings has inspired others to do the same. It is the way our founders designed our constitutional government to rise from the bottom up, telling officials what to do. We citizens have lost our power because we have rarely stood up.
Our officials are supposed to represent the people, not big government, the media or mega corporations. The people from the roots of the community have to again do their duty. Detroit police chief, James Craig, just retired from the force to run for higher office. He was directly involved in the local neighborhoods in order to learn what the people were thinking and feeling. After learning from the community, he knew what he had to do.
These authentic authority figures exist throughout our nation. Citizens need to identify them from their deeds not from their looks or their blarney. Identifying the authentic, honest leaders from the fraudulent leaders through examining what they promised and what they actually delivered should be the method of deciding who gets your vote. Following this formula will eradicate BLM, anarchists and others to preserve our freedoms and our Constitutional Republic.
Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio is an author of weekly newspaper articles, INVASION WITHIN and a recent book entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING In a PC World. You can see many of Dr. Maglio’s articles at www.drmaglioblogspot.com.